Brazil

Deforestation of the Amazon is down 70% between 2004 and 2016, according to Apex-Brasil

Brazil to improve sustainability image

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s reputation was tarnished by a tainted meat scandal, but the biggest country in South America is working hard to improve its status as a sustainable food giant.

JBS reopens suspended sites

JBS reopens suspended sites

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian processor JBS has reopened production facilities in Mato Grosso do Sul following a temporary closure stemming from a court-ordered asset seize last week.

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

EU fears grow about South American beef imports

EU fears grow about South American beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU’s plan to import thousands of tonnes of South American beef is under fire from trade bodies who warn it could have a “devastating impact” on business.

Agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said there was 'hope' for exports

Brazil restarts processed beef exports to US

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply received some welcome news earlier this week with the announcement that processed beef from five of its slaughterhouses have been cleared to export to the US.

Mercosur would be 'devastating' for EU beef, warn farmers

Brussels facing farmer fire over Mercosur trade deal

By Oscar Rousseau

A body representing EU farmers has warned Brussels bureaucrats not to accept cheap meat imported from South American trade bloc Mercosur, produced to poorer standards than European protein.

Ask our experts anything related to meat packaging after the webinar

Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.